Frameplay Is Transforming Video Game Advertising

yahoo | January 28, 2020

Frameplay a video game advertising company headquartered in San Francisco, CA has announced the release of its new innovative "Intrinsic Virtual Advertising" platform. The company is positioning its software as a new standard in video game advertising and believes its cross-platform functionality (built for PC, Mobile and Console) and "developer first" approach is the key to their success in helping advertisers reach a global audience of nearly 2.6 billion gamers in a manner that is acceptable to them. Video game developers, both large AAA and small indie studios alike, will be able to monetize their games and increase "life-time-value" of player sessions with no impact on the player. "Developers will be in complete control of the types of ads allowed and how they are displayed in their games," says Founder and CEO, Jonathon Troughton .

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Virtual Advertising is the use of digital technology to insert virtual advertising images into a live or pre-recorded television show, often in Sports events. This technique is often used to allow broadcasters to replace real advertising panels (existing on the playfield) with virtual images on the screen when broadcasting the same event in other regions which are not concerned with the local advertising; a Spanish football game will be broadcast in Mexico with Mexican advertising images. The viewer has the impression that the advertising image he/she sees on screen is the one in the reality.


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Virtual Advertising is the use of digital technology to insert virtual advertising images into a live or pre-recorded television show, often in Sports events. This technique is often used to allow broadcasters to replace real advertising panels (existing on the playfield) with virtual images on the screen when broadcasting the same event in other regions which are not concerned with the local advertising; a Spanish football game will be broadcast in Mexico with Mexican advertising images. The viewer has the impression that the advertising image he/she sees on screen is the one in the reality.

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